By Michael Ausiello
Updated July 08, 2009 at 10:09 PM EDT

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HBO just released the titles and extended loglines for all five of True Blood‘s August episodes and man, they are juicy. How juicy? So juicy that I’m inclined to forgive them for withholding fresh Blood from me last Sunday. Have a look-see yourself…

Aug. 2: “Release Me”
Betrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her wild-eyed minions. Imprisoned with Hugo in the F.O.T.S. church, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who’s being detained at the hotel by a stubbornly obsessive Lorena. After crossing a line with the Newlins, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his enforcer Gabe.

Crave more Blood? Good ’cause four more spoilery paragraphs await you after the jump…

Aug. 9: “Timebomb”

Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his

master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps,

Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at

Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home

by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time

is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by

Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the

vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.

Aug. 16: “I Will Rise Up”

A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s dismay, and ends up

getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason bond over their recent

adventures. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior,

Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from

Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to

Maxine, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps

revelers, Sam looks for a way to escape and avoid capture by an

increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend

their recent actions to Nan Flanagan and are shocked when Godric

decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.

Aug. 23: “New World in My View”

Sookie, Bill, and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by

Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort

in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers

that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and

Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; and Sookie tries to push

through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose,

Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the


Aug. 30: “Frenzy”

With the crisis in Bon Temps careening out of control, Bill seeks out

the advice of Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood), the Vampire Queen of

Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical

information. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette find that protecting Tara

from herself is more difficult than they anticipated; a desperate Sam

turns to an unlikely source for assistance; and Jessica tests Hoyt’s

allegiance to Maxine.

Episode Recaps

True Blood

Sookie, Bill, Eric, Lafayette, Sam and the other residents Bon Temps deal with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shape-shifters—not to mention romance and drama
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